Good mic for trombone?

Discussion in 'Brass' started by slidemasterx, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. slidemasterx

    slidemasterx Guest

    I want to start making recordings of a jazz trio (trombone, guitar and bass) I'm planning to buy a tascam dp-01 and maybe a Shure sm57. I'll just be recording in my room. Our neighborhood is quiet enough but my room is not acoustically treated. Would the sm57 be good enough for the trombone or can I find a condenser that will do a better job for less than $100 like those from akg, mxl and studio projects? thanks
  2. Gilliland

    Gilliland Guest

    If I had to just pick one without listening to it on a trombone first, I'd probably pick the SM57. The SPB1 might sound fine on a trombone, but I wouldn't want to predict that without trying it.

    Have you considered just using a stereo pair to mic the entire trio? That's probably the best way to record a trio like that - even if you wind up using some close mics to enhance it, the stereo pair would provide the bulk of the sound. But only if they are performing in a good sounding room.
  3. Vaylence

    Vaylence Guest

    royar 121 gets my vote
  4. Gilliland

    Gilliland Guest

    It seems unlikely that he'll find a Royer for $100. On the other hand, if you're selling one for that price, I'll take it!

    However, you do make a good point - a ribbon mic might be excellent for trombone. If he's willing to double his price range, there may be some cheap chinese ribbon mics that could qualify.
  5. Zoro

    Zoro Guest

    I am sorry, but wherre do you find a roger mic??
  6. Vaylence

    Vaylence Guest

    hehe whoops my mistake I just saw good mic for trombone I missed the 100 dollar cap. SORRY! :oops:

    You can find a Royer 121 at[/url]
  7. slidemasterx

    slidemasterx Guest

    Thanks for the suggestions. Instead of a stereo pair, I want to get one similar to an SM57 or a similarly sized condenser so I can also record my trombone when I practice.

    Some of the mics were not available and some were way over my price range. I was just wondering because in the forum some people seem to like Studio projects B1, Audio Technica AT2020 and the ones from MXL. Is the SM57 really better than all of those in terms of recording trombone?

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